Local Man Makes Good. Film at Eleven.
August 24, 2013 3 Comments
In my blogroll I have two links to one author: Vox Day. Vox was recently kicked out of the Science Fiction (and Fantasy) Writers’ Association for insufficient regurgitation of liberal and diverse talking points. It’s their loss.
Meanwhile, (and I believe just before that dust-up began) Vox has been compiling a list of Christian-friendly sci-fi and fantasy authors he calls “Friends of Narnia”; as well as a a list of standout SF/F authors in general. You can find it on the right-hand panel of his page.
He is also in the midst of developing a game that has a mechanism by which players can purchase various writings with rewards won in-game. This will enable all sorts of unpublished authors the chance to be read.
Finally, he has started a review/writer’s camp/bookclub thing where folks read, review, and critique others’ work.
Whether or not these various initiatives rise to the level that the world would call a success, they are excellent examples of Christian community in action. Check them out.
For when once people have begun to believe that prosperity is the reward of virtue, their next calamity is obvious. If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue. Men will leave off the heavy task of making good men successful. He will adopt the easier task of making out successful men good. ~G.K. Chesterton
Kudos to Vox for not making this mistake, and shame on the SFWA for doing so.